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GTA 4: PC vs. console – comparative screenshots

PCGH compares screenshots of the PC version – published by Rockstar Games – with official screenshots of the console version.

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MvmntInGrn2956d ago

Based off the shots alone, it looks much "cleaner" as far as edges go and the AA is of course higher. Better draw distance as well.

Looks good, doesn't make the console ones irrelevant or anything. GTAIV will never be the best looking game on PC, even at release since its an open world but it looks nice.

One thing I notice is that far off objects on consoles kind of fade in while far off objects on PC are there but with lower to no AA, I actually like the fading better.

StephanieBBB2956d ago

The ray tracing AKA reflections on the PC is the main thing that I noticed was ALOT better.

JsonHenry2956d ago

I doubt they changed much for the PC version. Other than higher resolutions, MUCH further draw distances (no pop-ins), and better AA effects everything should look almost the exact same.

But the game looked fantastic on the consoles. So of course it is going to look good on the PC as well.

Fishy Fingers2956d ago

StephanieBBB, GTA is using Ray Tracing? I don't think so. You got a link?

Kleptic2956d ago

yeah would love a link for that...ray tracing has turned into one of the least understood terms of gaming technology...

believe me...whenever gaming machines get to the point to truely do real ray tracing in real time...it won't look like GTAIV...it will nearly shatter the 'the uncanny valley'...

the only console game I heard of so far that was rumored (one started by GG developer no less) was Killzone 2...but the question definitely needs further clarification...the game does have some incredibly impressive lighting...but ray tracing in real time is next to impossible even with the PS3's processing power...and if its not impossible, the expense it would have on the rest of the game would be clearly visible...(i.e. no AI...no physics...5 frames per second...etc.)

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THC CELL2956d ago

if this game was ps3 exclusive we would see better then the pc
nuff said

MvmntInGrn2956d ago

I love my PS3 but the PC will ALWAYS have the edge. Now the PS3 could maybe hit a high end PC with a lot of work (See Heavy Rain)but as it stands now the PC is just easier and the hardware updates more frequently.

centrum2k2956d ago

i m not a ps3 haters but pc will alway have better graphic over any consoles.

Cajun Chicken2956d ago

Upgrading your PC to top specs is impossible these days. I gave up during 2004 and started buying consoles instead. I miss Counter Strike and UT2K4, though.
GTAIV will be better on PC because its probably going to have a thriving mod community.

batichon frandy2956d ago

shut up dumb jet
360 got better graphics than ps3
tell me how gta will look better on ps3 punk!

SSCOOLCHEA2956d ago

really who cares . does anyone care about this crappy azz game anymore ? a 10 just wow. what a bunch of followers

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solidt122956d ago

Just to point out. The console screen was taking during the rain while the pc was taking in the sun light so there's a big difference in what you are looking at. But I can tell either way that the PC version looks alot better.

Chubear2956d ago

That was total BS comparison shot.

Kleptic2956d ago

agreed...the comparisons were worse than the par for comparisons...which is saying something...

Vicophine2956d ago

Can't wait to torrent this and support the game

/irony.

kinggeoff2956d ago

when are devs going to realise that for every honest pc gamer, there are a pile of dishonest ones waiting to ruin the fun for everyone

JsonHenry2956d ago

^^

They do know this. But there are so many millions of PC gamers that they still make a profit on the PC product. Imagine what their incomes would be if just a fraction of those pirates actually bought the game. WHOA! Cha-ching!

rroded2956d ago

ya tho i have the console version the mod scene will prob sell me on the pc version all i gatta do is sit back n give em a little time ta work who knows price of the pc version might drop by then. :D

kinggeoff2956d ago

quite similar. nothing to write home about

replay editor is the big difference here

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